Food & Wine

Reunion – 10 Reasons why you just HAVE to Go

Reunion – 10 Reasons why you just HAVE to Go

Whether you refer to this magical place as Ile Bourbon, Ile de la Reunion or even La Petite France as it is sometimes referred to as, you will fall in love with its volcanic landscapes and clear blue lagoons, the wild adventures, colourful cuisine and the wonderful Creole people that call this island home. If […]

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Elgin Valley – experiencing wonderful #ElginMagic

Elgin Valley – experiencing wonderful #ElginMagic

The Elgin Valley, located in the picturesque Overberg region, is an easy drive from the city centre via Sir Lowry’s Pass, making it ideal for a day trip or weekend away. We spent the weekend at the wonderful Wildekrans Country House, a historic homestead situated in the village of Houw Hoek that dates back to 1811. Our room, furnished with antiques […]

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Mount Camdeboo, in the glorious Great Karoo

Mount Camdeboo, in the glorious Great Karoo

When on a road trip it’s almost inevitable that there be a curve ball of some kind… and this trip was no different! But thankfully we carried on towards Graaf Reinet and the Great Karoo for our first stop, the MOUNT CAMDEBOO PRIVATE GAME RESERVE. Being later than expected, we were both surprised and delighted at the concerned phone call we […]

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Dining in the Arabian Desert

Dining in the Arabian Desert

No visit to Dubai would be complete without spending some time in the Arabian Desert. We had the privilege of experiencing the desert with Platinum Heritage, a safari company committed to responsible tourism and operating with an ethos of conservation, environmental awareness and community upliftment.  This desert safari was unlike most others… no convoys of […]

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Lunch at the quirky XVA Café in Dubai’s historic Al Fahidi district

Lunch at the quirky XVA Café in Dubai’s historic Al Fahidi district

Hidden within the narrow streets of the historic Al Fahidi district is the wonderfully quirky XVA Gallery Art Hotel & Café.  We just happened upon this gem while wandering the alleyways – little did we know that Condé Nast Traveler had featured XVA as the no.1 place “not to miss in Dubai”! Neither did we […]

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Dubai – ancient and modern

Dubai – ancient and modern

I use the term ancient rather loosely, as Dubai was only founded around the 1800s – it was once however a region inhabited by Bedouins who made a living fishing, searching for pearls and herding sheep and goats. Where ancient dhows transported livestock and merchandise across the creek, where camels were used as transport and […]

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Healthy, organic and green… that’s the way you get your cuisine at Prana Lodge Private Beach Estate and Spa

Healthy, organic and green… that’s the way you get your cuisine at Prana Lodge Private Beach Estate and Spa

It’s what people are talking about, shopping for and, of course, growing – organic produce is the way to go and although it’s trendy, it’s by no means a fad; it’s a lifestyle. As health and well being are the essence at Prana Lodge Private Beach Estate and Spa, this five-star Wild Coast haven has […]

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Oyster Box – Durban’s finest

Filed in Food & Wine, KwaZulu-Natal by on July 19, 2013
Oyster Box – Durban’s finest

Curry was introduced to the colony of Natal over 150 years ago by indentured sugarcane labourers, who brought with them the aromatic foods of India. In fact, the word curry stems from the Tamil word ‘kari’ which means ‘sauce’. The unique flavours of Indian cooking, which were embraced by British settlers and the Zulus, have […]

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Granny Mouse, a glorious place to unwind…

Granny Mouse, a glorious place to unwind…

It was a glorious autumn morning at Granny Mouse, a chill filled the air and all around the plane trees were shedding their leaves. Our welcome was warm and our new suite absolutely superb. It didn’t take long for us to forget the hectic work schedules we’d left behind. My husband and I had been […]

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Local is ‘lekker’ at the Sandton Sun

Filed in Environment, Food & Wine by on May 26, 2011
Local is ‘lekker’ at the Sandton Sun

‘Green’ practices have become de rigueur in the travel and tourism industry and the Sandton Sun is wholeheartedly embracing this policy. As a member of the Heritage Environmental Rating Programme, the hotel has adjusted its spending patterns in terms of partnering with preferred suppliers and products which are more sustainable and environmentally friendly. Coffee Coffee […]

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